The CEO role has also become much more demanding with the advent of global competition, increased regulations and enhanced financial transparency and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders. These increased demands on the CEO function require leaders with proven records of success who have grown organizations, is strategic and recognizes growing potential opportunities. Best practices in good governance have changed dramatically in the past decade for CEO and Board of Directors. The balance of skill sets and expertise of a highly effective, engaged Board creates significant value to an organization by enhancing its strategic vision, providing oversight of the CEO and executive leadership team succession planning process, and by ensuring prudent risk management and accurate financial reporting. Battalia Winston has worked closely with its clients over the past 50 years to build trusted advisor relationships and has successfully completed Non-Executive Board Director searches and CEO searches in the last three years. Partners in our Board Director and CEO Practice work closely with Board Search Committees to develop a consensus of the ideal background and skills required for the successful candidate. The final candidates’ leadership skills are objectively assessed by applying state of the art psychometric tools along with customized evaluations personally prepared by Senior Partners.